Day 1 Home to Bunbury
Friday, 19th December, 2014
We’d been planning this trip since getting back from The Holland Track in Sept. We had a little bit more work to do the car; fit a UHF radio, get the dual battery system installed, extra 12v sockets, install the compressor under the bonnet and fit the winch isolator and compressor switches. This work was finally finished, now all we had to do was pack the car and wait to knock off work on Fri. In the meantime we’ve been checking the weather down Cape Arid-Israelite Bay way and the prediction is for cool weather, hopefully no rain though as we’ve been told by the local authorities that they may close the roads if there’s any rain, fingers crossed 🙂
So here we are; after a hot day in Perth ( it got to 38 today ) we’ve knocked off work, put the last of the stuff in the car and we’re on our way to Bunbury ( where it’s much cooler at 34 ) to see family before we head to Esperance tomorrow. We have to go the old way via Mandurah before we can rejoin the Forrest Hwy due to a large fire in Mandogalup which has closed the Freeway. Hmmm, not off to a good start.
We arrive in Bunbury around 7.30pm